At Johnson & Johnson we believe that ordinary people have the power to do extraordinary things in caring for the health and well-being of others. Because of this, we are excited to introduce our inaugural Champions of Care program for employees. This program was created to identify and celebrate those Johnson & Johnson employees from around the world who best represent CARE INSPIRES CARE™ all over the world.
Meet our Champion of Care US Winner, MARIA JARAMILLO from Houston, Texas and read Maria's inspiring story below which won her a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ final match. An experience of a lifetime.
Maria is a dedicated teacher in an underprivileged Hispanic community and she makes a real difference in the lives of hundreds of her students by helping them achieve their goals despite the many hardships they have gone through.
In a community where English is a second language, Maria focused on her students’ strengths and started an AP Spanish course and Spanish society where her students could earn college credit and learn skills that could be applied to their other course work. With Maria’s guidance and dedication to show them their potential, hundreds of students have excelled under difficult circumstances and have gone on to earn college degrees and follow their career dreams. Inspired by Maria, quite a few of her students have become teachers themselves. These former students now take part in an annual college career forum, talking to current students about the importance of education and giving back to the community.